Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters, at The Jewish Museum

Curator Karen Levitov talks about The Jewish Museum exhibition “Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore.” It shows work from the collection of two sisters from Baltimore, the daughters of prosperous German-Jewish immigrants, who traveled in Europe, knew Gertrude Stein, and collected works of art by Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, van Gogh, Cezanne, and other modern masters. The collection is on loan from the Baltimore Museum of Art and is on view at The Jewish Museum through September 25.

Henri Matisse. <em>Seated Odalisque, Left Knee Bent, Ornamental Background and Checkerboard</em>, 1928.
Henri Matisse. Seated Odalisque, Left Knee Bent, Ornamental Background and Checkerboard, 1928.

Oil on canvas. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.255.

( ©2011 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. )
Henri Matisse, <em>Etta Cone (VI/VI)</em>, 1931–1934
Henri Matisse, Etta Cone (VI/VI), 1931–1934

Charcoal with stumping. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.12.70.

( ©2011 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. )
Henri Matisse, <em>The Pierced Rock</em>, 1920.
Henri Matisse, The Pierced Rock, 1920.

Oil on linen mounted on cardboard. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.234.

( ©2011 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. )
Henri Matisse, <em>Large Odalisque with Striped Pantaloons</em>, 1925.
Henri Matisse, Large Odalisque with Striped Pantaloons, 1925.

Crayon transfer lithograph with scraping. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.12.155.

( ©2011 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. )
Pablo Picasso, <em>Self-Portrait (Bonjour Mlle Cone)</em>, 1907.
Pablo Picasso, Self-Portrait (Bonjour Mlle Cone), 1907.

Pen and brown ink. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.12.481.

( © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. )
Pablo Picasso, <em>La Coiffure</em>, 1906.
Pablo Picasso, La Coiffure, 1906.

Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.12.477.

( © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. )
Paul Gauguin, <em>Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango)</em>, 1892.
Paul Gauguin, Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango), 1892.

Oil on canvas. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.213.

Vincent van Gogh, <em>Landscape with Figures</em>, 1889,
Vincent van Gogh, Landscape with Figures, 1889,

oil on canvas. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.303.

Claribel Cone, Gertrude Stein, and Etta Cone sitting at a table in Settignano, Italy, June 26, 1903.
Claribel Cone, Gertrude Stein, and Etta Cone sitting at a table in Settignano, Italy, June 26, 1903.

The Baltimore Museum of Art: Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone Papers, Archives and Manuscripts Collections, CG.12.

Claribel and Etta Cone in Michael and Sarah Stein’s rue de la Tour apartment, Paris, c. 1922–1926.
Claribel and Etta Cone in Michael and Sarah Stein’s rue de la Tour apartment, Paris, c. 1922–1926.

The Baltimore Museum of Art: Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone Papers, Archives and Manuscripts Collections, SF.18A.

Henri Matisse in his apartment at the Place Charles-Félix in Nice, 1934.
Henri Matisse in his apartment at the Place Charles-Félix in Nice, 1934.

Henri Matisse Archive. All works by Henri Matisse seen in archival photograph

( © 2011 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Henri Matisse Archive. )
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